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Old 06-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Is 2010 GS Gas Cap Reversal Possible?

It seems odd that the gas cap on my 2010 GS flips up and opens back toward the rear of the bike making it necessary to get the fuel nozzle / handle up between the handlebars etc.. It seems like it should flip forward on the bike.

Has anyone tried or is it an easy fix to turn it 180 degs?

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Even more ridiculous is that there isn't any provision for mounting to a tankbag ring (as on the 05-07 versions). That weird triangelaround the cap looks arbitrary, IMHO.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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It seems odd that the gas cap on my 2010 GS flips up and opens back toward the rear of the bike making it necessary to get the fuel nozzle / handle up between the handlebars etc.. It seems like it should flip forward on the bike.

Has anyone tried or is it an easy fix to turn it 180 degs?

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It has been done. Here is one:

http://davedragon.rilysi.com/2008/02...od-rilysi.html
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:25 PM   #4
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On '05-'07 yes.

I've heard that on newer models the mounting bolt pattern is no longer symetrical.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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Yep dealing with that

Just bought a Daybag II from Twisted-Throttle and the appropriate gas cap ring. I have to remove the locking mechanism from the old one and apply it to the new one.

But, its well made stuff
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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I wanted to do the same/tried on my O8, however I had no luck. In closing, I've given up and just got used to a bit of hassle when its comes time to fuel up.

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Old 06-24-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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Is 2010 GS Gas Cap Reversal Possible?

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Originally Posted by VonHelm
On '05-'07 yes.

I've heard that on newer models the mounting bolt pattern is no longer symetrical.
Correct.
They changed it for the 2009's.
I saw the link and tried to reverse mine.
Different mount.
Had to put everything back.
Still opens to the rear.
Still have to move my Ram mounts forward to clear the fuel nozzle.
I'd like to kick the designers ass.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #8
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Correct.
They changed it for the 2009's.
I saw the link and tried to reverse mine.
Different mount.
Had to put everything back.
Still opens to the rear.
Still have to move my Ram mounts forward to clear the fuel nozzle.
I'd like to kick the designers ass.
More likely a liability lawyer than an engineer, to discourage filling the tank while seated. Back in the 70's, all hinged MC gas caps hinged forward, like they are supposed to be.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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I just bought a 2012 model to replace my old 2005 GS, onto which I did the fuel cap surgery (see http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/inde...&pageId=264247), and it was by far one of the best modifications ever.

However, on the 2010 and up models, the gas cap now has an EXTERNAL hinge point, plus it looks like the entire seating ring extends beyond the neck of the fuel filler area and under the plastic tank cover. I tried rotating it just 15min ago, took out all 7 bolts and discovered the extended lip - might revisit this over the weekend and disassemble a lot more of the fairings and stuff, to see if the flip is possible (even with some Dremel surgery if needed).

Can't stand having that cap open towards the seat: dumbest thing ever!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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Billet cap!

I had one of these billet caps on my old GS, and it worked fantastic! No hinge at all, and it makes filling up easy even with those damn foreskin fuel pumps.

http://www.slingshotracing.net/catal...cap-p-219.html
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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What's interesting is the new watercooled GS went back to the torque bolts for the gas cap ring.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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Just make cap removeable

It's a 10 minuet job to make the cap removable. It makes it really easy to fill up.
Stuff a rag in the hole, remove the bolts that hold the ring, turn it over and remove the two screws that hold the black piece on, where the steel pin goes through the cap fill with some silicone so the pin won't fall out, reinstall the ring, then just slide in the cap and lock down. Now it just slides out when refilling so no chance to brake it off when filling up.
My friend was complaining about this on his '09 so when I got my '10 I told him I'd find a fix for it. I called him back in 15 minuets later and told him it was fixed. It works great with my tank bag ring. Much easier to fill with the fillers here in Ca.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:44 AM   #13
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It's a 10 minuet job to make the cap removable. It makes it really easy to fill up.
Stuff a rag in the hole, remove the bolts that hold the ring, turn it over and remove the two screws that hold the black piece on, where the steel pin goes through the cap fill with some silicone so the pin won't fall out, reinstall the ring, then just slide in the cap and lock down. Now it just slides out when refilling so no chance to brake it off when filling up.
My friend was complaining about this on his '09 so when I got my '10 I told him I'd find a fix for it. I called him back in 15 minuets later and told him it was fixed. It works great with my tank bag ring. Much easier to fill with the fillers here in Ca.
Some pics would help, please!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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Pictures



When you take the cap and ring out it will look like the top picture. You then take the two little screws out of the black plastic piece on the left (little screws are already out in photo). Then as you can see in the second picture the cap just slides free of the ring. Put the ring back in. You can see in the cap part where the pin is on the left that I put a dab of red silicone in the gap to keep the pin from falling out. Just leave the black part out and the cap will just slide forward a little and come right out when your filling up.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #15
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I don't think that's the reason

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More likely a liability lawyer than an engineer, to discourage filling the tank while seated. Back in the 70's, all hinged MC gas caps hinged forward, like they are supposed to be.
I heard it was so your cap wouldn't take you nuts off if it pops open in a crash when you go over the top.
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